Following the election of Mustafa al-Kadhimi as Prime Minister of Iraq, various parties in the country have been at loggerheads over the expulsion of foreign forces, especially the US military.
Although the Iraqi parliament passed a bill to expel foreign troops as the Iraqi people consider them occupiers and a threat to their country’s sovereignty, some Iraqi political groups opposed the expulsion of US troops.
Following the passage of the bill, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and his delegation met Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during his first official visit to Tehran. He warned Al-Kadhimi about Iraqi national sovereignty, said: “The Americans killed your guest General Soleimani in your house and (the US) explicitly admitted this crime. This is not a small matter.”
This statement is a precise and calculated position that underlined the negative consequences of the assassination of General Soleimani by the United States on the sovereignty of Iraq and its national security. His remarks came as not only Iraqi officials but also the Iraqi people are well aware that General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes are at the forefront of the fight against terrorist groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra.
In fact, by taking this position, Ayatollah Khamenei exposed the nature of the American occupation, its law violation mentality and its destructive presence to the Iraqi people. By his remarks, Khamenei effectively destroy Washington officials reputation.
Because the US claimed that their military presence in Iraq was to support the country. But on the other hand, they assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, which was the number one enemy of ISIS. The assassination granted a free victory for this sworn enemy of the Iraqi people. The assassination simply proved that the US created and funded ISIS as Trump and Hillary Clinton stated.